Hieronymus Bosch

Dutch, ca. 1450–1516

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Hieronymus Bosch

Dutch, ca. 1450–1516

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Dutch painter and draughtsman Hieronymus Bosch is a canonized figure in art history for his religious and allegorical panel paintings populated with grotesque creatures and nightmarish scenes. Bosch’s macabre imagery is often interpreted as a visual translation of metaphors found in the Bible with the intent of instilling moralizing Christian principles in the viewer. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was significantly influenced by Bosch’s approach to depicting landscape, and his bizarre scenes were also cited as a central source of inspiration for the 20th-century Surrealist movement.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Dutch painter and draughtsman Hieronymus Bosch is a canonized figure in art history for his religious and allegorical panel paintings populated with grotesque creatures and nightmarish scenes. Bosch’s macabre imagery is often interpreted as a visual translation of metaphors found in the Bible with the intent of instilling moralizing Christian principles in the viewer. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was significantly influenced by Bosch’s approach to depicting landscape, and his bizarre scenes were also cited as a central source of inspiration for the 20th-century Surrealist movement.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Hieronymus Bosch
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Decoding Bosch’s Wild, Whimsical “Garden of Earthly Delights”
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Art History’s Iconic Depictions of Dreams, from the Renaissance to Surrealism
Jul 8th, 2019
The 11 Most Nightmarish Depictions of Hell in Art History
Nov 1st, 2018
Why Bosch Is Used to Describe Everything from High Fashion to Heavy Metal
Apr 24th, 2018
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